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Our clinical nursing articles aim to inform and educate nurse practitioners and students. This is achieved through the publication of peer-reviewed, evidence-based, relevant and topical articles.

GPs’ opinions of discharge summaries generated by advanced nurse practitioners in emergency care settings

GPs’ opinions of discharge summaries generated by advanced nurse practitioners in...

Aim Clinical handover at the point of discharge is critically important. It generally occurs...

Compassion in emergency departments. Part 3: enabling and supporting delivery of compassionate care

Compassion in emergency departments. Part 3: enabling and supporting delivery of...

In the final part of this three-part series, David Hunter and colleagues analyse the factors...

Multidisciplinary team attitudes to an advanced nurse practitioner service in an emergency department

Multidisciplinary team attitudes to an advanced nurse practitioner service in an...

Aim The aim of this study was to examine an emergency department’s (ED) multidisciplinary...

Fingertip injuries in children: a review of the literature

Fingertip injuries in children: a review of the literature

Fingertip injuries in children are a common presentation in emergency settings. These...

LUCAS

Does use of the LUCAS device improve mortality in adult patients with out-of-hospital...

Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is a common occurrence in the UK, with 60,000 cases...

Compassion in emergency departments. Part 2: barriers to the provision of compassionate care

Compassion in emergency departments. Part 2: barriers to the provision of compassionate...

In the second part of this three-part series, David Hunter and colleagues discuss the...

An exploration of the reasons why people attend but do not wait to be seen in emergency departments

An exploration of the reasons why people attend but do not wait to be seen in emergency...

Aim The aim of the study was to explore the reasons why people do not always wait to receive...

Compassion in emergency departments. Part 1: nursing students’ perspectives

Compassion in emergency departments. Part 1: nursing students’ perspectives

Compassion is a topical issue in clinical nursing practice, nurse education and policy, but...

Should nurses be trained to use ultrasound for intravenous access to patients with difficult veins?

Should nurses be trained to use ultrasound for intravenous access to patients with...

Peripheral venous access is the most common invasive procedure performed on patients in the...

Electrocardiograms: a guide to rhythm recognition for emergency nurses

Electrocardiograms: a guide to rhythm recognition for emergency nurses

Electrocardiogram (ECG) is one of the most commonly performed investigations in emergency...

Hair toe tourniquets: a review of two case studies

Hair toe tourniquets: a review of two case studies

Digit hair tourniquets are relatively uncommon. There are reports in the literature of hair...

Suicide

Nurses’ attitudes to supporting people who are suicidal in emergency departments

The aim of this study is to determine emergency nurses’ knowledge about, and perceived...

Advanced nurse practitioner scheduled return clinic: a clinical audit of a quality...

Emergency care settings in Ireland have struggled with a high volume of service users in...

Recognition and nursing management of children with non-traumatic limp

Children with acute onset non-traumatic limp often present to emergency departments (EDs)...

Prudent healthcare in emergency departments: a case study in Wales

To deliver a patient-centred service, emergency departments (EDs) must be efficient,...

Accidents and ethics: a visual-narrative approach

Emergency department (ED) attendances are continuing to rise, and medical and nursing teams...

Urgent care centre redirection: evaluation of a nurse-led intervention

Aim Patient redirection can help reduce service demand by providing information about more...

Is it safe to inject local anaesthetic with adrenaline into the pinna and external nose?

Adrenaline containing lidocaine preparations such as lignospan are routinely used in ear,...

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